School of Computational Sciences

Data Science

Data Science is a promising new field of study that will generate a lot of job opportunities in the near future. According to Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, data is the oil of the 21st century. Be it financial services, healthcare, retail, education or even security and governance, data science is now increasingly used. NASSCOM has recently predicted that 1.5 lakh jobs will be generated in the field during the next four years. Keeping in mind the extraordinary importance of data science, Loyola College has decided to start the Department of Data Science and offer M.Sc (Data Science) Programme from June 2019. Right now, the department has three experienced faculty - two with Ph.D and one with M.Tech qualification.

The main objective of this first-of-its-kind M.Sc (Data Science) Programme is to enable the students to get a very good exposure to the promising field of data science. The PG Programme will lay a strong theoretical foundation that will enable the students to develop their own customized data science algorithms needed for deriving insights from very large data sets, which are now continuously generated, thanks to IoT, Social Media and Digitisation. Apart from the regular class room interactions, the PG Programme will involve a lot of guest lectures by industry experts, intensive lab work and discussion of several business case studies. B.Sc. (Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science) students are eligible to join the course.

Courses Offered


  • M.Sc. Data Science


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HOD Desk

Dr. C. Muthu

Head of the Department,
Department of Data Science,
Third Floor, MCA Building,
Loyola College (Autonomous),
Chennai - 600034.
Tel : +91 44 2817 8200 (Ext 373)